ELMER breaks images down to the simplest components, creating spare, tranquil landscapes and sincere portraits
of women. Elmer has a talent for dividing his canvas into pleasing ratios of space, layering his landscapes to separate land from mountain from sky and punctuating the composition with small geometric trees. He approaches portraiture in a similar reductionist manner. Faces become circles, bodies are condensed into squares. Homogenization is a factor in Elmer’s work; he frequently draws the same images repeatedly. Elmer’s work has been shown at The Carnegie and in several other group shows in Cincinnati.